TR0233 : The church of St Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge

taken 10 years ago, near to Ruckinge, Kent, Great Britain

The church of St Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge
The church of St Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge
The parish church of St Mary Magdalene Ruckinge, with other Norman churches on the 'Clay Hills' which separate Romney Marsh from the Weald, is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.

It was in the Hundred of Newchurch, and stands at the foot of higher ground close to the Royal Military Canal, overlooking the Marsh.
An ancient spelling of the village name was Ruckinges, which probably meant 'Rough Meadow'.

The main structure of the building is of 12th Century origin, although there was previously a Saxon church on this site. The top of the tower was rebuilt during the 13th Century. Most of the windows date from the 14th Century, when the church was largely rebuilt. The structure has hardly changed since. Taken from LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 March, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 024 335 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.9123N 0:53.3056E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 025 335
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